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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 2 Hansard (12 February) . . Page.. 835..


(1) What, if any, is the current shortfall of drivers on the ACTION network and what initiatives is the Minister undertaking to recruit drivers.

(2) What is the current (a) timeliness of, (b) number of adult work trips on, (c) average costs per vehicle kilometre of and (d) average cost per passenger boarding of, ACTION services.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

1. There is currently no shortfall in bus driver numbers for the Monday to Friday bus network. ACTION continues to actively recruit bus drivers as part of normal workplace planning. ACTION has conducted 3 recruitment campaigns for drivers throughout 2008. The last campaign closed on 2nd December 2008.

2. (a) ACTION is currently unable to provide this information and is reviewing options for measuring this indicator.

(b) Adult boardings for the period 01 July to 30 November 2008, excluding weekends and public holidays, was 2,579,008. This represents an average of 24,103 boardings per week day.

(c) The average cost per vehicle per kilometre for the 2007/08 financial year was: $4.18.

(d) The average cost per passenger boarding for the 2007/08 financial year was: $5.52.

Roads—speed and red light cameras

(Question No 16)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Transport, upon notice, on 11 December 2008:

(1) How much revenue has the Government collected from fixed speed cameras for the 2008-09 financial year to date.

(2) Are there any accident or other statistics that show a trend as a result of the installation of the cameras.

(3) Does the Government have plans to install any further fixed speed cameras.

(4) What work is currently being undertaken on the fixed speed camera located at the Northbourne Avenue and Antill Street intersection.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

1. $5.024m has been collected from fixed speed camera infringements during the period 1 July to 11 December 2008.

2. Speed is a major contributor to the incidence and severity of traffic crashes in the ACT, and moderation of speeds chosen by drivers is critical in establishing a safer road system. During 2007, over 38 million vehicles were checked and some 45,000 speeding infringement notices were issued by ACT fixed speed cameras (red light/speed and speed-only). These figures show that a proportion of drivers continue to drive over the speed limit.


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